November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man charged with dealing heroin; overdose in vehicle led to arrests

James A. Brooks, 23, of South Green Street in Berkeley Springs was arrested on Friday, November 17 and charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin. More...

Fair trade shop supports Guatemala projects

The Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop in Berkeley Springs is one of three fair trade shops in West Virginia.  Shop owner Mary Joan Ferrara Marsland, the U.S. More...

After diagnosis, treatment of Alzheimer’s disease & dementia still challenging

This is the second in a series of articles about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  More...

Opinions

A fine example to follow

None of us are thankful all the time. We get frustrated and stressed, impatient with others, and forget to focus on the bounty in our lives. More...

That’s the spirit

Students in K. Stotler's first grade class at Widmyer Elementary made Happy Thanksgiving Day prints/poems for all 83 residents at Berkeley Springs Nursing and Rehab Center. More...

Mountain Musings

Goodbye, John & giving thanks

I remember John Douglas calling me in January, 2000 asking if I could cover the Morgan Messenger school beat as reporter Jean Kiel Thatcher was moving out west. More...

What's Happening

Black Friday DanceFest to benefit local charities and students

Berkeley Springs artist and Morgan Arts Council arts integration teacher Jennifer "Jensuya" Carpenter Peak is holding Black Friday Benefit DanceFest 2017, a one-day festival of dance workshops to fun More...

November

Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Day – The Morgan Messenger office closed – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. More...

Legion to host children’s Christmas party

The American Legion Post 60 Family will be hosting a Children's Christmas Party on Saturday, December 9 for children aged 0-12. Families can stop in any time from 1-3 p.m. Santa, Mrs. More...

Sports

The Morgan Messenger All Area Cross Country Team

Logan Heironimus and Belle Harvey tabbed as Runners of the Year

Sports writers from The Morgan Messenger and The Hancock News partnered with athletic directors and head coaches from the Berkeley Springs High School, Hancock High School and Paw Paw High School to select an All Area team for varsity sports that the More...

Chip Shots

Ouch!  More...

Braithwaite signs with Wheeling Jesuit

Paw Paw High School senior basketball player Christian Braithwaite signs to continue basketball career at Wheeling Jesuit. More...

At least two dead at early morning house fire

One found in vehicle away from fire

Police, firefighters and a West Virginia Fire Marshal investigator were at the scene of a fatal house fire east of Berkeley Springs this morning, working to determine the connection between the fire and the discovery of a deceased adult female in a v More...

Maryland officials set public hearing on waterways permit for proposed gas pipeline

A permit that would allow Columbia Gas Transmission to build a natural gas pipeline across wetlands and through designated floodplain areas west of Hancock will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, December 19 at Hancock Middle-Senior High More...

Sheriff’s Dept. equips deputies with new body cameras

by Kate Shunney  As of last Wednesday, all patrol officers with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department will now wear body cameras, Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said in a press release on Monday.  More...

Firearm deer season underway

West Virginia hunters took to the woods on Monday, November 20 for the first day of firearm buck season, which runs through December 2.  Approximately 330,000 deer hunters will be in West Virginia's woods this season, the West Virginia Division More...

News

Close named Young Gun of 2018

Brad Close, member-manager at Bradley, Thomas & Matthew Close CPAs, PLLC, has been named to the Young Guns Class of 2018 by West Virginia Executive (WVE) magazine.  More...

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

JoyEl Bible Program

The JoyEl Bible Program for grades three-five had their first Awards Program of the year and 17 students earned awards. More...

Letters

Show compassion for homeless

Dear Editor:  This is a very difficult letter for me to write, because it is so personal. I find myself horrified at the comments of Peggy Miller and the person who assumed that the homeless don’t want to pay rent.  More...

Double win

Dear Editor:  More...

Proud of coalition

Dear Editor:  More...

Obituaries

Harriett L. Dodson

1953-2017

Harriett Lorraine Adams Dodson, age 64, of Berkeley Springs died on November 17, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 17, 1953 in Martinsburg, WV she was the daughter of the late Harry George and Lucille Irene Edwards Adams. More...

Ronald G. Cobb, Sr.

1958-2017

Ronald Glenn Cobb, Sr., 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, November 17, 2017 at his residence.  Born May 20, 1958 in Baltimore, Md., he is the son of Hubert Glenn Cobb and Violet Cobb, Berkeley Springs and Ethel Claire Haddon Cobb, Baltimor More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for November 12-18:  November 12  Deputy Roper investigated a larceny at Ben’s Bistro on Williams Street.  Deputy Roper responded to a brandishing call on More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Brittany R. Reuille, 26, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to community service for 120 hours after pleading guilty to driving with no insurance. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

School News

Widmyer students decorate ornaments for town trees

Christmas fabric and homemade Mod Podge were the ingredients used by Widmyer Elementary School students last week to decorate about 360 clear plastic ball ornaments.  The ornaments are to hang on the Town of Bath trees in celebration of Winter F More...

Berkeley Springs High School Fishing Team held Veterans Fishing Tournament

Berkeley Springs High School Fishing Team held a Veterans Tournament Sunday, November 12 on the Potomac River at Four Locks. Eight veterans participated in the 10 boat tournament. More...

Middle schoolers raise funds for juvenile diabetes efforts

The Warm Springs Middle School Wellness Focus Group of 2017-2018 organized a fundraiser walk to benefit juvenile diabetes efforts.  More...